Mike Pincombe and Cathy Shrank

in The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199205882
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature


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This prologue begins with a brief discussion of the notion of ‘Tudor literature’. It then looks at the ‘Tudorness’ of sixteenth-century literature by looking at one of the period's many neglected but interesting and important poems: William Baldwin's Funerals of King Edward VI. Finally, it considers the problems of labels, periodization, and canonicity.

Keywords: William Black; Funerals of King Edward; labels; periodization; canonicity

Article.  8105 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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